Vital Records Of Wayland Massachusetts
To The Year 1850
Published By The New England Historic Genealogical Society
At The Charge Of The Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass. 1910

[Transcribed by Dave Swedefeger]

This publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, November 6, 1901, as follows:

Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.

Committee on Publications
Henry Winchester Cunningham
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour

THE TOWN OF WAYLAND, Middlesex County, was formerly East Sudbury. April 10, 1780, a part of Sudbury was established as East Sudbury.

March 11, 1835, the name of the town of East Sudbury was changed to Wayland.

April 26, 1850, bounds between Wayland and Natick were established.

Population by Census: 1790 (U.S.), 801; 1800 (U.S.), 835; 1810 (U.S.), 824; 1820 (U.S.), 962; 1830 (U.S.), 944; 1840 (U.S.), 998; 1850 (U.S.), 1115; 1855 (State), 1178; 1860 (U.S.), 1188; 1865 (State), 1137; 1870 (U.S.), 1240; 1875 (State), 1766; 1880 (U.S.), 1962; 1885 (State), 1946; 1890 (U.S.), 2060; 1895 (State), 2026; 1900 (U.S.), 2303; 1905 (State), 2220.


1. WHEN places other than Wayland and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

2. In all records the original spelling is followed.

3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.

4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed.

S. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used to show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enc10se an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text ----such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.

  • a. ---- age
  • abt. ---- about
  • b. - born
  • ch.---- child
  • chn. ---- children
  • Co. ---- county
  • C.R.1. - church record, First Unitarian
  • C.R.2. ---- church record, Evangelical Trinitarian
  • d.---- daughter; died; day
  • Dea. ---- Deacon
  • dup. ---- duplicate entry
  • G.R.1. - gravestone record, North Cemetery
  • G.R.2. ---- gravestone record, Center Cemetery
  • G.R.3. ---- gravestone record, Lakeview Cemetery
  • G.R.4. -- gravestone record, Draper private 10t, Tower Hill
  • h.---- husband
  • hrs. ---- hours
  • inf. ---- infant
  • int. ---- publishment of intention of marriage
  • Jr. ----junior
  • m. ----married; month
  • min.---- minutes
  • M.R. ---- Middlesex County Record
  • rec. ---- recorded
  • s. ---- son
  • Sr.----senior
  • w.---- wife; week
  • wid.---- widow
  • widr.----widower.
  • y.----year

Blind Counter